Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Daily Headlines: June 28, 2011

* Argentina: The shock of storied Argentine soccer club River Plate being relegated for the first time in its 110-year history was too much to bear for some fans that rioted in Buenos Aires.

* U.S.: A federal judge blocked the implementation of certain parts of a strong anti-immigrant bill in Georgia after hearing a lawsuit filed by several plaintiffs including eleven Latin American states.

* Latin America: Attorneys representing approximately 160 former plantation workers filed a lawsuit against oil giant Shell and food firms Dole and Chiquita over allegations of being sick from pesticides.

* Colombia: Despite the recent leeway made by the White House to push for a free trade deal with Colombia, one leading congressional Democrat said that he would oppose the pact.

Video Source – La Republica via YouTube (River Plate may’ve won 33 league titles, two Copa Libertadores, and one Intercontinental title but it was all for naught when they were embarrassingly relegated on Sunday).
Online Sources- UPI, Bloomberg, The Independent, The Guardian

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